Being the uber-geek that I am, I regularly check up on new and old games, and I just now came across a game from 2008 that has werewolves in it! I know, that’s ancient in the world of graphics and whatnot, but the good thing about older games is that they’re way cheaper than new ones. Anyway, the game is called Legendary, and while it’s not specifically about werewolves, it does have the furry beasties in it.
From the official Legendary website:
“Myths. They were just stories; tall tales to explain the unexplainable. But unexplainable doesn’t mean impossible.
Deep within the dusty basement of a New York Museum, recovered from the depths of the ocean floor, lies mythology’s most infamous artifact: Pandora’s Box. Sealed inside since time immemorial are creatures we thought were works of fiction, myths created by our ancestors. There, they have raged, awaiting a chance to escape and seek vengeance upon mankind for sealing them in their prison.
Now, rogue art thief Charles Deckard, hired by a shadowy organization to steal the box, learns that the line between fact and fiction is not as clear as it seems.
During the mission, Deckard, unaware of the box’s true identity, unwittingly releases its horrors into the world, triggering a war between man and myth. Now, giant griffons rule the city skies, ravenous werewolves stalk the urban streets in search of flesh, and Deckard is left branded with a signet that is the secret to man’s salvation. With the aid of a clandestine paramilitary force, he must fight to seal the door between reality and myth or see loss of civilization to the tooth and claw of legend.
An incredible epic-scale first person shooter experience.
Dynamic environments crumble, skyscrapers collapse, civilization falls.
Take on savage werewolves, fearsome griffons and other dangerous creatures in spectacular battle.
Human forces seeking to control the box adds another dimension in the form of three-way battles.
Diverse enemies – some are behemoth titans, tens of stories tall!
Revolutionary enemy artificial intelligence reacts to the environment and the situation.
Exciting multiplayer mode allows you to destroy the enemy with firepower or with the tooth and claw of monster AI.”
The story sounds pretty rad. I’m not a big fan of shooters though, so I probably won’t pick this game up. However, since the story sounds awesome, I just might get a copy of the graphic novel based on the game.
Check out a few screen shots:
Have you played Legendary? What did you think? Let us know in a comment below.
One of the writers for werewolves.com, as well as vampires.com.